G | | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
The idea for adapting the book into a film came about when director Mel Stuart's ten-year-old daughter read the book and asked her father to make a film out of it, with "Uncle Dave" (producer David L. Wolper) producing it. Stuart paid her $50 for the advice.
Bill, candy store owner:
All right, all right, all right, what's it going to be? A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher. A Sizzler for June Marie. And listen!
Bill, candy store owner: Wonka's got a new one today.
Children: What is it?
Bill, candy store owner: This is called a Scrumpdiddlyumptious Bar.
When Mike Teevee is telling his mom he feels fine after he got shrunken and put into the television, you can see where his platform ends to the left (at 01:29:29 after he has jumped down from the screen, but the platform on which he is standing can't be seen on the widescreen version which crops the platform and crops his feet at mid-calf).
At the same time as the end credits are playing, the film shows the Wonkavator rising higher and higher.
English, French, German, Italian
$2,126,226 (USA) (2 February 1971)
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